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Andrew Cecil Dick

Portrait of Ordinary Seaman Andrew Cecil Dick, Auckland Weekly News, 20 May 1942. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19420520-22-2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Ordinary Seaman Andrew Cecil Dick, Auckland Weekly News, 20 May 1942. Sir George Grey Sp …


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    Andrew Cecil AWMM
  • Surname
    Dick AWMM
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    WWII 3228 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    James (father) Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland AWMM
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    Battle of Atlantic AWMM
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    Navy AWMM
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    WWII 3228 AWMM
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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
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  • Andrew Dick was the son of James and Beatrice Ellen Dick (nee Leitch) of Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

    Andrew Dick lost his life when he was serving on board HMS Trinidad which was attacked and torpedoed in the Arctic on 28 March 1942. The Trinidad was struck by her own torpedo - the torpedo had not been prepared for cold water running and it froze up. For details see Paul Kemp's book Convoy, p. 43.

    At the time they were sunk they were trying to round up six of the scattered ships of PQ18 which a convoy of Allied ships heading for Murmansk.

    The Trinidad has been under repair at Kola since the PQ17 convoy in July 1942. She had been patched up and made sea worthy for the voyage to Iceland from where she was to go to the USA for proper repairs. (See Paul Kemp's book Convoy for this reference and further information). AWMM
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  • Death
    29 May 1942 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Arctic Ocean AWMM
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    • New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • RIP Uncle Cecil, you were taken before we were all born, but you are remembered fondly by all your nephews and nieces in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Japan
    Public - Malcolm - Other relative - 24 April 2021
  • RIP Uncle Cecil, Lest we forget
    Public - Malcolm - Other relative - 24 April 2020



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    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Kemp, P. (1993) . Convoy! Drama in Arctic Waters. London : Cassell AWMM
    For details about the sinking of the HMS Trinidad see Convoy - Drama in Arctic Waters by Paul Kemp. Also Hitler's Naval War by Cajus Bekker p. 257 where there is an account of the sinking of Destroyer Z26 which was engaged by the HMS Trinidad just prior to its own sinking. AWMM


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24 April 2021Malcolm Hamilton Other relative

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